@kevinrose just tweeted a video of a blogging platform prototype (w/ the help of @hemeon and @zinssmeister). Although he states he doesn't have intentions of pursuing this idea, the concept is fascinating to me.
Blogging hasn't changed much for the past decade -- it feels like Medium (or others) might be on the cusp of big innovations.
Seems like the average case for this would be pretty boring: someone staring into their laptop camera. I feel the focus should be on the text and when folks want to add context they usually add pictures into the story as it is appropriate.
I do like his approach and how he is putting ideas out. I'm sure he will strike onto something eventually.
@FrankDenbow - I agree, the concept as it stands now doesn't really work for me but I like the thinking. How can you create a more compelling reading experience and connection between the reader and writer?
I wouldn't over-bake an implementation - but I think there's an very interesting element to this. Take the unfiltered serendipity (ala Chatroulette) plus curated blogging. Allows you to see what people really were thinking/doing when they were writing the entry. Blogs are about sharing a piece of yourself with the world. I can see loads of tweens watching as Bieber writes his post about something boring.
Wonder if you can do it with Web-RTC and a custom tumblr skin?
@xenophin - I typically blog in spurts and rarely finish a piece end-to-end in a single sitting. The time it takes to read is far shorter than it takes to write of course.
As an experiment this is really neat but I'm more interested in making blogging more accessible and easier.
The experiment Kevin, Marc and I started with tiny was really innocent. We just wanted to explore how it would feel to capture a bloggers surroundings and tie it in with the thoughts he/she puts on canvas. The live video was taking this experiment a step further. I'm still unsure about that part in particular. Anyways, I'm glad putting the idea out there has started some cool discussions around it. Really cool to see everyones reactions to what started with a talk over tea and a few hack sessions.
actually really like the look of the demo. not just simple, but also personal, even if it was just the person sitting in front of the computer.
maybe in the future would be cool to have the ability to upload any video, not just from front facing cam. but for now, i think it's good the way it is for simplicity.
@zinssmeister - very cool! Do you have intentions to expand on this idea? Would love to meetup and brainstorm!
@wp - Childish Gambino is doing some very experimental content promoting his new album. He's mixing writing, music, and video together to tell a story. http://www.becausetheinter.net/
@rrhoover i'm currently not working on this idea any further. But we can meetup some time over other things ;)
@zinssmeister - it's about time we met. I'll drop you an email shortly. :)
@zinssmeister - btw, how did the idea for Tiny Blog to begin with?
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More thoughts based on comments below:I agree that the moving image would be distracting, the original idea was to lock a pic as the background (like the first example in the video). The moving video/streaming felt creepy, but new and different in a fun way. I wanted to include it as an idea.The theme I really like here is exposing the environment of the blogger. I don't think this would make sense for large corporate blogs, but it could be a fun modern take/throwback to the days of personal publishing sites like LiveJournal etc.Thanks for watching.